Canon's Hwaseong Fortress

Discussion in 'Architecture Models' started by cdavenport, Dec 7, 2009.

  1. cdavenport

    cdavenport Member

    Canon models are some of the best. I was amazed at the level of detail in this model that only measures 9.375 inches at the base. It really holds up fairly well in my staged photo. (I need training in digital art to make these look more photo real.)

    That's my son, Michael, who needed the model for a class project he is doing. He and I worked on that model a solid 8 hours!

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  2. Tim Crowe

    Tim Crowe Member

    Great photos and a nice model - well done!

  3. Elliott

    Elliott Senior Member

    Well done cd! I like the last photo. Now if y'all were inside the fortress, in samurai garb, fending off a horde of invaders.....that would be impressive! :twisted:
  4. cdavenport

    cdavenport Member

    You jest. But, I actually thought of doing that. I tried finding some large images of samurai warriors and putting out faces in the outfit. Then, I could composite "us" on the castle walls.

    But, I realized there is a problem. This is a Korean samurais in Korea.
  5. davelant

    davelant Member

    I think it might be plausible if you put the samurai on the outside of the walls. Japan invaded and temporarily occupied parts of Korea in the sixteenth century, viewing the peninsula as the royal road to the conquest of China. You can guess how that turned out. This fortress was built much later, and as far as I can tell never saw combat.

    But don't worry about what I say; I make "vroom" and "ka-pow" noises when I play with my paper airplanes.
  6. cdavenport

    cdavenport Member

    Your history is quite correct. I was stationed in Korea and learned as much as I could. In fact, Korea was once referred to as the "doormat of Asia." If it wasn't the Japanese invading from one direction, it was the Chinese from the other.

    I have forgotten the actual number, less the nK invasion of 1950, Korea has been invaded a bunch of times!
  7. Elliott

    Elliott Senior Member

    And your point would be......what? sign1

    I'm sure more than a few of us go "clank-clank", "choo-choo", "star wars noises", "ship noises", and so forth and so on. You're in good company.:mrgreen:

    And thanks for the mini-history lesson. I find background like that most interesting.
  8. cdavenport

    cdavenport Member

    I like it, too. It puts the model in perspective.
  9. mauther

    mauther Active Member

  10. can't_decide

    can't_decide New Member

    Good looking work on the model. I also like how you've put yourself into the work.

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